Sovereign2142 t1_j9wksk8 wrote

I locked the other thread because of the doxxing. Most of which was incorrect information from Twitter. You’re more than welcome to make a post supporting Amy’s but it ain’t going to be this one.

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Sovereign2142 t1_ivonxay wrote

That's exactly it, according to Wikipedia, the General Assembly actually was unicameral until 1791. Just 4 years after the Constitution was adopted.

Realistically, with multi-member districts and rank-choice voting we could eliminate a lot of the geographic advantage that Republicans have and get a legislature that more closely represents the voters' will. A unicameral legislature is just one part of it.


Sovereign2142 t1_ivom9af wrote

Actually, while the Eastern counties did their job and held strong, it's the rural red counties that really helped the Democrats win. Check out the New York Times' shift map. Pennsyltuckians really came out for Fetterman and Shapiro in greater numbers than Biden could pull in 2020.


Sovereign2142 t1_ivol14r wrote

There's too much to untangle to give a real answer to this question. Frankly, child of immigrants with degrees from Harvard and UPenn sounds exactly like a candidate that Democrats would typically run. And it is not hard to imagine PA's GOP nominating a Joe-the-Plumber type.

But had that Joe been from New Jersey and insinuated that county clerks should approve abortions, he would have also lost just as bad as Oz did. At the end of the day, the appearances of these candidates didn't really matter, it was their personalities that pushed them over the line or not.


Sovereign2142 t1_iv06elm wrote

In the judge's opinion, it said that the teacher was the mother of a transgender child who was also in the first grade that year (although it sounds like at a different school). It's quite likely that her own motherly experience was the overriding factor in choosing to instruct other first-graders about people like her child.